The History of Praise: Gospel Music of 19th – 21st Century America

praise_FBspThe Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre

Saturday, April 2, 2016


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From the labor fields to campgrounds, church, and on Broadway; gospel music and its barrier breaking genres is a catalyst to the souls’ expression of faith through praise and worship to God.  The hymns of Thomas Dorsey, Isaac Watts, Elvis Presley, Albertina Walker, the Oak Ridge Boys, the contemporary spirituals of choirs, and the southern gospel of quartets are among the many who set the tone for the next millennium’ praise.  Life’s joys and hardships, laments and confessions of faith become a demonstration on Praise

Host: Craig Gibson
Producer: Karen Somerville
Headliners: Sombarkin’ (Karen, Lester, & Jerome)
Guest Performers:
Friends in Faith
Tamika Hall
Tim Dove
The Simmons Family (Mary, Dave, & John)
Ernie Greene, pianist
Jerome McKinney, Jr., drums
Seth Kibel, woodwinds

Sponsored by Janet Brandon and Kent County Arts Council